AIdo Famà was born in Trieste on 19th September 1939 and passed away on 16th November 2021.
Of Dalmatian and Sicilian origins, he started painting in the second half of the 1950s.
Self-taught in painting, he was a student of Carlo Pacifico for engraving.
From 1978 to 1980, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Autonomous Union of Trieste Artists. In 1982, he founded the "Gruppo 5" with Claudio Moretti, Claudio Sivini, Ennio Steidler, and Sergio Stocca with the purpose of exploring new hypotheses for abstract painting and graphics.
This was a research that the artist pursued for more than 50 years: a rigorous and meditative painting practice, interwoven with controlled chromatic contrasts and materic inserts obtained with the same impasto of colour, engraved and marked as if it were an ancient graffiti. During those years, he also dedicated himself to stone sculpture.
From 1997 until 2009, he was a member of the C.F.A.P. (“Centro Friulano Arti Plastiche”, an association that deals with the promotion of the visual arts of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region and is based in Udine) as a representative of the artists from Trieste.
He was also on the Board of Directors of the “Istituto Giuliano di Storia, Cultura e Documentazione” in Trieste.
In 2014-2015, he went back to sculpture and experimented with a new method using 3D printing technology. From the sketch of the work, he used to create a scale model that was exported with CAD software in "stl" format for being first printed in 3D and then painted with acrylic colours.